Brewed by Desnoes and Geddes (Diageo PLC)
Style: Foreign Stout
Kingston, Jamaica


on tap

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RATINGS: 734   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Ingredients: Black malt; corn syrup; caramel malt; and hop extract. Priming sugar used when bottling.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
beersnob73 (14) - Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2004
Absolute garbage. I tried it in the Virgin Islands. I took one sip and spit it out immediately. Worst 3 dollars I have ever spent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
caledonian (367) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 17, 2004
UPDATED: APR 12, 2005 I actually quite enjoyed this. Almost opaque, a red tinge. Beige head. Fairly smooth. Strong but without any really unpleasant aspects. I actually didn’t find that the alcohol was as noticeable going down as comparable % brews. Reminds me a bit of kahlua, sticky sweet with chocolate and coffee flavors. Afternote: that little bottle packs a kick. Jamaica mon!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chriso (7475) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2004
Another sweetish and alcoholic Caribbean stout. Not really my favoured style and one is enough. But overall I’d rather have one of these than ten bland Caribbean lagers. Bottled, Fisherman’ bar, Speightstown, Barbados.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jazz88 (2583) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 7, 2004
Bottle. Dark brown to black color with a laced dark brown head. I brought this bottle back from Belize. A strong liquor aroma. A licorice and chalky choclate flavor. Sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 5, 2004
Mild, sweet molasses and licorice in the aroma. Dark brown, opaque body with tan head that took some coaxing to appear and runs and hides again quickly. Licorice is dominant in this sweet and pleasantly warming flavour. Alcohol is apparent but not hot. Roasty malts appear towards the dry finish. Aftertaste is all sweetness. Body is fairly light and refreshing and sweetness never cloying. This is a pleasant sweet stout. Not sure I’d want to be sitting in the sun with one of these however... Bottle. Strangely enough - I’m the third person in a row to be thanking Lubiere (from the tropical island of Ottawa) for this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2004
Dark brown tan head. Malty aroma. Slightly roasty. Ok beer. Thanks to Lubiere. Interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2004
Thanks to Lubiere. Dark brown, tan head. Malty aroma, slightroast. Cherried notes. Malty, slightly cardboar flavor. A little alcohol in the finish. Maple syrup notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - MAR 28, 2004
Dark brown/black body, nice tan head. Sweet licorice aroma along with some malt and a bit of alcohol. Flavor is a tad roasty with some molasses and licorice coming through. Pretty sweet with a mild alcohol finish. Pretty smooth. This would F$%#@ you up in the Jamaican sun. Pretty nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 28, 2004
Very sweet, well roasted flavour with the taste of alcohol present as well. A complex taste which surprises considering the brewer. Always available in Toronto and just about the cheapest import around. A good stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pootzboy (1611) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2004
I tried this Dragon stout the same evening as some lion extra stout from other carib brewers. This is definitely the better of the two. These stouts are both extremely sweet as befits the tropical stout style. The fact they both come from the Caribbean suggests to me they have cane sugars/molasses and other spicing to flavor them. This dragon porter was less sweet than the lion extra but had some distinct characteristics. It had a great, rich chocolate foamy head when poured but this vanished quickly. This stout is very sweet...figs-coffee-molasses to the tongue and that sweetness lingers long after swallowing due to the absence of sufficient hopping. It smelled reminiscent of a traditional stout except sweet and very alcoholic ( mine was 7.5%). Thankfully they package in 300mil bottles (1/2 pints), the portion is correct for this wobbly pop. Overall not a bad experience but these sweet stouts are not for me. I like the big baltics or imperial porters. Were it not for the syrupy demeanor, this beer would be a dead ringer for a local sweet stout made by Formosa Springs brewery in the 70s. They only made it in small batches and only once a year for obvious reasons…..it’s not to everyone’s taste.

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